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‘Blue Bloods’: Bridget Moynahan Reveals the Challenges of Social Media in 2014 Interview

by Joe Rutland
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If you think “Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan is a fool when it comes to social media, then you might want to rethink that conclusion.

Moynahan, who plays Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan on the CBS police drama, knows that being on social media can be challenging. Especially when you are someone who has been in the spotlight as she has been from her modeling days to her current role.

So, what’s the key for Moynahan when it comes to being on social media?

“I think the challenge is in participating and still being private,” Moynahan said in a 2014 interview with AOL. “There’s a balance.”

When asked if she believes people are trying to get too close to her because she’s on Twitter, Moynahan said, “No, no. If they do, I never notice.”

‘Blue Bloods’ Star Made Debut During Show’s Premiere Season In 2010

Now she’s been a part of “Blue Bloods” since its first season in 2010. In her role, she finds herself at times dealing with matters that have to do with family members. A number of scenes over the years have had Erin squaring off with Detective Danny Reagan, played by Donnie Wahlberg.

Like other Reagan family members, she’s pretty much a regular participant in the family dinner scenes. Erin is the only daughter of NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan, played by Tom Selleck. She’s also the mother of Nicky Reagan, played in the series by Sami Gayle.

Prior to playing Erin Reagan, Moynahan didn’t have any experience as an actress in a legal role. She soon sought out help and got it by watching real attorneys at work. That’s what she shares in a 2014 interview with The Aquarian.

“We do have a couple of people we rely on to ensure that it’s as credible as possible,” Moynahan said. “We’ve had two on set over the years that I’m able to consult/speak to about how a situation might be handled because we do want to make the show as honest and as accurate as possible.”

Moynahan’s Career Also Includes Time As Model, Movie Star

She said that she works with them often to make sure what Moynahan is doing as Reagan is close to accurate.

“For me, a lot of it is learning the language of lawyers, because they have many words I would not use in my everyday life,” the “Blue Bloods” star said.

Besides her modeling and TV work, Moynahan also has appeared in a number of movies. These include “Coyote Ugly,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “Grey Matters,” “John Wick,” and “The Journey Home.”

Moynahan also made headlines when she dated now-Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady between 2004-06. In 2015, she married businessman Andrew Frankel. But you can see her come back and play Erin Reagan when “Blue Bloods” returns to CBS’s lineup this fall.